Comments for the name Engel

Comments for ENGEL:

It also means 'angel' in Dutch.
-- keepskuh  6/25/2006
Also angel in Norwegian.
-- SMHRS  1/17/2008
This also means "angel" in Danish.
-- Charlie1977  6/14/2009
Come on, this means 'angel' in Norwegian too. Therefore it should be added.
-- Anonymous User  1/16/2011
According to all of my German name books, including "Duden. Lexikon der Vornamen", Engel is (or rather was, seeing as it has pretty much disappeared) a unisex name leaning strongly towards the feminine side.

As for the meaning, they say this:
"A short form of names containing the element "Engel-", for example Engelbert, Engelhard or the nowadays extinct feminine names Engelheid and Engelburg.
Originally, this name element meant "Angle, member of the Germanic people of the Angles", who took their name from their region of origin in northern Germany. Their name is said to be derived from Old High German and Old Saxon angul "hook for fishing; peak".
With the increasing Christianization of the Germanic tribes, however, it has gradually been associated with angelus "angel" and by the Middle Ages it was only seen as the German word for angel, "Engel"." [noted -ed]
-- Frollein Gladys  10/3/2012

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